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Community service

Elderly volunteer works with kids

Community Corner: Nonprofits Serving Bay Area Elderly Get Boost

Several Bay Area community projects will get some help in their efforts to serve their elderly neighbors thanks to $10,000 in grants awarded by Coming of Age Bay Area.


Yvonne Nair - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: East Bay Woman Helps Homeless Find Work

An East Bay woman met the sad eyes of a homeless man just before he passed out on the street drinking. After that defining moment, she formed her own nonprofit to help Richmond’s homeless get back on their feet.


Jefferson Award Winner Barrie Hathaway (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Prepares Low-Income Job Seekers For Tech Careers

Technology is the key to the future. And on that premise, this week’s Jefferson Award winner is helping low income students build successful careers.


Jefferson Award Winner Bruce Fisher. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helping Bay Area Youth Succeed

A youth support agency that started in the 1960s is still going strong with this week’s Jefferson Award winner at the helm.


Jefferson Award winner Alex Bernadotte (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Keeps Bay Area College Students Focused

There are plenty of programs to help get students into college, but far less support to keep them there. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working hard to help students earn their degrees.


Sebastian Janikowski

Raiders’ Janikowski Ordered To Substance Abuse, Anger Management Classes

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been ordered by a judge to undergo substance abuse and anger management classes after authorities said he shoved a woman at a nightclub.


Nancy Ballard, Jefferson Awards

Jefferson Awards: Transforming The Chemo Room

For the past year, Nancy Ballard has been transforming cancer treatment rooms one by one to bring beauty where it’s truly appreciated.


Jefferson Award Winner Winifred Schultz-Krohn. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Students Help Families In South Bay Shelter

A college project has become a model for family shelters. This Jefferson Award winner has brought students and struggling families together, benefiting them both.


Jeff Humphrey - Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: East Bay Kids Get Baseball Dreams Fulfilled

Many boys dream of playing baseball, but some can’t because the equipment is too expensive. But many East Bay kids are grateful to the man known as the Robin Hood of baseball for the gear to get them in the game.


Teray Frederick

Jefferson Awards: Helping East Bay Families In Need

Teray Frederick has transformed her Hayward home into a headquarters for giving. As her two daughters neared adulthood, she made a new commitment to serve her community.

KPIX 5–08/24/2011